Moving Adaptec Raid 1 Array - Gone very wrong
Posted on 2006-06-06
I have moved a 2 disc 147gb SCSI Raid 1 array from a Dell Prec Controller (Adaptec) to a new Adaptec SCSI Host Raid system but it did not work properly.
The Host Raid Bios picked up 2 seperate 147gb discs so I told it to copy one to the other and create a raid 1 array. I then booted into Windows while the array reconstructed and initialised the disc, it came up as containing no partitions :(
The array with problems is not the boot drive and I did not specify it as bootable. I would have thought the partition should be viewable while the second disc rebuilds but it isnt. The problem gets worse because I think the old Perc controller was only using 127Gb of the disc due to the firmware not supporting >127gb. Anyone know how to recover this array?